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11th World Economy Research Institute’s Annual Conference
Collegium of World Economy, Warsaw School of Economics
Addressing Competitiveness Challenges with Innovation and Institutional Change
Warsaw, Monday, June 13, 2016
Venue: Building C, Auditorium I, Al. Niepodległości 128, Warsaw, Poland
9:00 – 9:15 Registration & coffee
9:15 – 9:20 Welcome addresses
9:20 – 10:00 Keynote lecture session:
Chair: Professor Marzenna Anna Weresa
Keynote Speakers:
Competitiveness & Innovation of Nations, Clusters and Firms – Conceptual Models,
Professor Örjan Sölvell, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Poland's Competitiveness Today and Tomorrow: A Snapshot of the EU Policy Recommendations
Dr. Andrzej Rudka, Adviser to DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break
10:15 – 11:30 SESSION I. Innovation as a Driver of Competitiveness
Chair: Professor Günter Heiduk
Poland’s Competitiveness in 2010-2015 - Presentation of the 2016 Edition of “Poland. Competitiveness Report”, Professor Marzenna Weresa, World Economy Research Institute, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Real Economic Convergence and Total Factor Productivity Growth in the Central and Eastern European Countries, Professor Mariusz Próchniak, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Strategic Priorities of Knowledge-based Economic Growth, Innovation and Competitiveness in a Regional Context, Dr. Balazs Laki, Corvinus University of Budapest,
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the UK, Professor Lynn Martin Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
11:30– 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 – 12:45 SESSION II. Institutional Drivers of Competitiveness: A Comparative Perspective
Chair: Professor Ryszard Rapacki
Evolution of the Polish Model of Capitalism and the Changing Pattern of Institutional Comparative Advantage, Dr. Piotr Maszczyk, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Varieties of Residential Capitalism in Poland and the CEE countries, Dr. Adam Czerniak, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Chicago Cancer Health Collaborative: Bridging Institutions to Improve Access, Increase Opportunity and Improve Community Health, Professor Christina Ciecierski, Northeastern Illinois University, USA
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 SESSION III. The Role of Internationalization in Shaping Competitive Advantages
Chair: Dr. Tomasz Napiórkowski
Technological Intensity of Foreign Trade. A Comparative Analysis of Mid-Tech and High-Tech Trade of Visegrad Countries (V4), Professor Bartosz Michalski, Wrocław Economic University, Poland
Future Perspectives of BMW Using Open and Reverse Innovation in China, Dr. Nikola Zivlak and Sunnyi Maria Braun, Center of International Programs, Donghua University, Shanghai, China
Transnational Corporations as the Driving Forces Behind the Global Technological Progress in Terms of R&D Expenditure, Dr. Kamil Kraj, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Does Social Inducement Lead to Higher Open Source Innovation Investment? An Experimental Study, Dr. Guanzhong Yang and Shuanping Dai, IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies, University of Duisburg Essen, Germany
15:00 – 15:30 Tea & coffee break
15:30 – 17:15 SESSION IV. Pre-requisites of Knowledge-Based Competitiveness
Chair: Professor Arkadiusz Kowalski
Responsible Competitiveness, Innovations and new Trends in Reflection on Sustainable and Integral Development in XXI Century. From Knowledge-based to Wisdom-based economy? Professor Tomasz Dołęgowski, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Social Capital as a Catalyst for Innovation and Sustainability of a Cluster: A Comparative Study of the Aerospace Clusters in the United States and Poland, professor Zbigniew Bochniarz, University of Washington, Seattle, USA & Koźmiński University, Poland and Dr. Emilia Barbara Sienko-Kolakowska, Szkoła Wyższa w Kielcach, Poland, Katherine Faoro University of Washington, Seattle, USA, and Grzegorz Pisarczyk, Institute of Effective Clusters, Rzeszow, Poland
Integrated Planning of the Value Chain for Developing Innovative Product-Service Systems in the Framework of Cross-Industry Meta-Cluster Initiatives, Professor Stelian Brad, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Technology Parks in Poland as an Element of the Public Proinnovation Policy, Professor Leszek Kwieciński and Professor Marek Wróblewski, Institute of International Studies, University of Wroclaw
Regulatory Stimulation for Required Innovation in the Banking Industry, Professor Stanisław Kasiewicz, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
17:15- 17:30 Conclusions